Have you noticed that nature is putting on a show for us right now? Some of our favorite flowering trees are coming alive with beautiful blooms! Here’s how to care for these spectacular trees.
Types of Spring Flowering Trees
In the Philadelphia area, there are many types of trees that burst open with vibrant colored blossoms in spring.
Magnolias have large, fragrant blossoms that come in a variety of colors, including white, pink, purple and yellow. There are many different kinds of Magnolia. They vary in the size of their flowers and the potency of their scent.
Dogwoods, especially American Dogwoods, are smaller flowering trees. But what they lack in size, they make up for in beauty with their pink and white blooms.
Cherry Trees are popular in our region. The most recognizable ones are the Kwanzan Cherry, the Weeping Cherry, and the Yoshino Cherry. Each of these are pink flowering trees, in shades ranging from light, pastel hues to deep, bright blush.
The National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC is a popular annual event to showcase these beautiful trees which were gifted to the United States by Japan in 1912. Due to the COVID-19 Outbreak, this year’s event has been cancelled. However, you can experience the Virtual Festival online here!
Apple, Crabapple and Pear Trees are fruiting flowering trees. They bloom with white or pink flowers in springtime. Plus, these trees attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies. One tree that’s very popular in Pennsylvania is the Bradford Pear. Unfortunately, they suffer from structural problems that cause them to crack and split during high winds and icy winter weather.
Caring for your Flowering Trees
Flowering Trees are a great addition to your landscape! If you want to keep your tree healthy and blooming every year, it’s important to be on the lookout for some of their more common issues.